LONG BEACH, California - December 14, 2023
GB Reman's 2023 was filled with advocacy, industry involvement, celebrations and recognition. From industry events to trade shows, we championed remanufacturing, sustainability, and supported the future of the automotive aftermarket. New sales leaders were named, products were released and showcased, and our commitment to excellence earned us recognition for both our customer service and our thought leadership.
Thank you to our valued customers, suppliers, and industry colleagues for another impactful year. Here's to 2024 and what lies ahead!
Reflecting on 2023
A Letter to the Automotive Aftermarket from Michael Kitching, President & CEO of GB Remanufacturing, Inc.
Time has a funny way of catching us off guard. It seems that in the blink of an eye, we transition from the start of a new year to the anticipation of industry week, only to find ourselves immersed in the holiday season again before returning once more to the month of January.
With each passing year, we get a chance to pause and reflect on what went well and what threw us a curveball in the last 365 days. This year is no different than years past.
Supply chain disruptions are here to stay, driven by global events and economic shifts. National and worldwide uncertainties, including inflation, trade tensions and wars, have added complexity to our operations and adapting to changing consumer behaviors is an ongoing challenge. The costs of labor and materials are at an all-time high, yet, while these challenges continue to affect our industry, I believe they also provide a testament to the resiliency of the automotive aftermarket and our ability to figure it out and continue to move forward.
In the realm of national policy, the progress made in passing the REPAIR Act is a noteworthy achievement. Advocacy efforts in Washington D.C. have advanced our cause, emphasizing the importance of providing equal access to diagnostic and repair information. Advocacy has not only been at the forefront in Washington D.C., but among the many leaders of our industry. Our industry has come together to educate and inform our own professional and personal networks about what the Right to Repair means and why it is so important. These strides reflect our commitment to empowering independent repair shops and ensuring the best service for every vehicle owner. We must continue these advocacy efforts throughout 2024.
Our industry has also made huge strides in advocating for sustainable manufacturing and business practices. GB Reman was proud to partake in Global Reman Day alongside our fellow reman industry colleagues. This annual celebration is an essential part of educating our industry about the benefits and inherent sustainability of remanufacturing. The formation of the Auto Care Association's new sustainability committee also underscores our commitment to fostering eco-friendly initiatives. GB Reman is proud to be represented on the committee. The recent introduction of a sustainability pledge for AAPEX exhibitors further exemplifies the aftermarket’s dedication to advancing sustainable practices. This collective effort not only reflects our industry's awareness of environmental concerns but also demonstrates a shared commitment to shaping a more sustainable future. As we move forward, it's crucial that we continue to collaborate, educate, and implement initiatives that contribute to a greener and more sustainable automotive landscape.
All of us at GB Reman maintain a positive outlook on the future of our company and our industry’s growth, innovation and resiliency. We thank our customers, suppliers and industry colleagues for another impactful year and look forward to continued excellence in the New Year.
President & CEO, GB Remanufacturing, Inc.
2023: A Year of Milestones & Success
January: 10th Semi-Annual Top Performers
In January, GB Reman recognized our 10th Semi-Annual Top Performers. These individuals are exemplary members of Team GB that go above and beyond to provide our customers with industry-leading premium gasoline and diesel fuel injection products.
February: CAWA Winter Forum
March: AMN Front Cover & International Women's Day
April: Global Reman Day with APRA
May: New Sales Leadership & Sustainability Comittee
June: Spring Product Release
July: 11th Semi-Annual Top Performers
August: UAF Lifetime Trustee Recognition
September: Leadership & Legislation in Washington D.C.
October: Industry Week & AAPEX Product Release
November: Excellence in Customer Service Recognition
About GB Remanufacturing, Inc.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, GB Remanufacturing, Inc. is the market leader in providing remanufactured OEM gasoline and diesel fuel injectors, injector components and diesel electronics to the automotive aftermarket.
Contact: Delaney Kitching
Marketing Manager, GB Remanufacturing